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NIC Foundation announces Really BIG Raffle winners

An Ephrata woman won a house worth $250,000 built by students in the North Idaho College Really BIG Raffle Wednesday.

The home, won by Donna Wallar of Ephrata, was built by students in the college’s carpentry program and was the grand prize in the 18th annual fundraiser raffle, according to an NIC Foundation news release. Paul Wedeberg, of Snohomish, won first place, a $20,000 car. The second place prize, a $10,000 boat, was won Jennifer Erickson of Coeur d’Alene, while Lynda Osburn, of Spokane Valley, walked away with the third pace prize, a $3,500 travel package. Justin Millette, of Spirit Lake, took fourth, a $2,000 shopping spree.

Prizes totaling $285,000 were raffled, the news release said. About $218,000 in proceeds will go to the NIC Foundation with year. About 5,000 raffle tickets were sold.

Throughout the last 18 years, the foundation has generated proceeds of nearly $3 million, which support student needs, programs and equipment.

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